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Duterte lists down demands for OFW protection in Kuwait

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Philippine leader wants Kuwait to ensure OFWs get 7 hours of sleep, enjoy holidays, and won't have their passports confiscated by their employers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) at the Postbank Center, Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on January 18, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'A Walk to Understand': Bersama memahami keberagaman

Mar 27, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Cara sederhana untuk menyampaikan pesan indahnya keberagaman Dengan berjalan kaki mengitari rumah ibadah di kawasan Pasar Baru Jakarta Pusat

Peserta 'A Walk to Understand' berfoto bersama di depan Gereja Pniel, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Pusat, sebagai akhir dari perjalanan walking tour, Sabtu, 25 Maret. Foto oleh Rika Kurniawati/Rappler.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

HRW: PH risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria

Mar 03, 2017 - 9:48 AM

The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop says New York based Human Rights Watch of the Duterte administration s drug war

DRUGS WAR. Police conduct 'Oplan Tokhang' – a house-to-house campaign to make drug suspects 'surrender' – at an informal settlers community in Manila on October 6, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Soon: Hotline between PH, China coast guards

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Officials of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs and and China Coast Guard are in the Philippines this week to discuss joint activities between the two coast guards

FIRST MEETING. This handout photo taken and released by the Philippine Coast Guard-Public Information Office (PCG-PIO) on December 16, 2016 shows Philippine coast guard commander Commodore Joel Garcia (R) shaking hands with Chinese coast guard deputy director general Yun De (L) at the end of their meeting in Manila. Photo by PCG / AFP

Rappler Newscast | June 10, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Jinggoy to deliver privilege speech PH and China are defense partners Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew

Little-known fact: PH and China are defense partners

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Despite the word war between the two countries there is still a shared sense that there is a need to manage the situation it will be settled in peaceful manner says Defense Assistant Secretary Raymund Quilop

PNOY IN BEIJING: President Benigno Aquino III and former Chinese President Hu Jintao during a welcome ceremony in Beijing in August 2011. Malacañang photo

Chinese Filipinos urged to step into PH-China row

Apr 09, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The Philippines should use its ethnic ties with China in the dispute over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea analysts say

'THEIR HELP NEEDED.' A Chinese Filipino prays at the Seng Guan Temple to mark the start of the Lunar New Year of the Horse in Manila's China town on Jan 31, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH on China: Judge us by actions, not words

Apr 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The Philippines deflects China s barrage of propaganda since the day Manila filed a historic pleading against Beijing

HISTORIC PLEADING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario announces on March 30, 2014, that Manila has filed a nearly 4,000-page memorial against Beijing. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

China's strategy vs PH: Trial by publicity

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Out of court China wages legal warfare against the Philippines

Understanding is a quiet thing

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Hearing and listening can change the way we understand the world and each other

Aquino: Malaysia's help with Muslim Filipinos top gain of state visit

Feb 28, 2014 - 6:33 PM

President Aquino also discussed with Malaysian officials political economic socio cultural tourism cooperation and the welfare of OFWs in Malaysia

COOPERATION. The Philippines and Malaysia agree on arts and education cooperation. Malacañang Photo Bureau

A prayer for bigots

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:39 AM

I hope you ll never have a lesbian daughter not because it s difficult to have one but because I fear for this girl

PH, Korea to sign defense MOU

Oct 14, 2013 - 11:05 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will also try to attract Korean business investors as well as visit the Filipino community

DEPARTURE HONORS. President Benigno Aquino III, accompanied by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, reviews the honor guard during the send-off ceremony at the NAIA terminal 2. Photo by Rolando Mailo / Malacañang Photo Bureau

The Shortlist: Know where to go, what to do from Sept 28-Oct 5

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Plan the week ahead with these events

Why don’t we pay artists more?

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:31 PM

One of the things that is commendable about our local creators is that they keep creating

MORE INCOME, BETTER PRODUCT. We have to let go of this glorification of the starving artist and we have to reward the efforts and sacrifices that our creators make to produce work

Comics writing 101

Jul 08, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Our comic book expert shares his game plan for his comic book writing class

SCOTT MCCLOUD'S 'UNDERSTANDING COMICS.' Plain required reading for anyone who likes comics, because it provides us with a framework through which to read and think about comics. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

PH, Timor Leste renew partnership

Jun 06, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The countries sign agreements on education defense infrastructure development as President Aquino expresses support for Timor Leste s Asean membership bid

PARTNERSHIP. President Benigno S. Aquino III receives His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in Malacañang Palace. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Comic book history the fun way

Mar 18, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Our comics expert reviews a comic book on the history of comic books

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS. Great book for anyone who has an interest in comics, books, or publishing history. Image by Rappler from the author's Comixology copy screen grabs